Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice: A Practical Approach / Edition 2

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Overview

This advanced pharmacotherapeutics text for nurse practitioners and physician assistants offers guidelines on prescribing drugs for over 50 common diseases and disorders. The book is organized by disorder rather than drug class and includes algorithms and case studies that illustrate critical thinking aspects of prescribing, such as drug selection, lifespan considerations, therapeutic drug monitoring, adverse reactions, unexpected outcomes, and when to change therapy.

This Second Edition has new chapters on oncologic disorders and complementary and alternative medicines. Improved case studies reflect more realistic practice issues in decision-making. Additional areas addressed include food-drug interactions, dietary considerations, and concerns regarding geriatric patients.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kathleen M Woodruff, DNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This book provides a systematic approach to prescribing and monitoring drug therapy for advanced practice nurses. The first edition was published in 2001.
Purpose: The purpose is not only to provide readers with the pharmacology basics, but also to assist practitioners in learning the process of identifying the disease, reviewing the drugs used to treat the disease, selecting a treatment based on goals of therapy and special considerations, and learning how to adjust therapy if it fails to meet the goals. This is an important book that will help to educate students and will be a worthwhile resource for experienced advanced practice nurses. The authors do an excellent job of meeting these complex objectives.
Audience: Those in the family practice arena are intended as the primary focus of this book, but it is appropriate for a wider nurse practitioner audience. The authors have significant experience teaching advanced practice nurses the general principles of prescribing and monitoring drug therapy in a systematic manner. They are experts in their individual fields, one as a nurse practitioner and educator, and the other as a PharmD and educator.
Features: The book begins with an extended introduction to the principles of therapeutics. Subsequent sections are organized by disorders pertaining to specific systems. The final sections focus on health promotion and an integrative approach to patient care. The book is not intended as a comprehensive resource, but rather as a method of approaching pharmacotherapeutic treatment of any disorder. First, second, and third line treatments and rationale to support the pharmacologic decisions are provided. The book includes excellent tables and algorithms. Case studies encourage readers to use the chapters to apply the information and solve the patient care scenario.
Assessment: This excellent book combines pharmacology with diseases commonly encountered in primary care. It is a wonderful reference that will be used frequently in most primary care settings. The update with this second edition is extremely valuable since the area of pharmacology is constantly developing and changing. By providing a second edition, the authors ensure that the information is accurate and pertinent.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781757843
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 976
  • Sales rank: 1,413,304
  • Product dimensions: 8.36 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. Unit I: Principles of Therapeutics

  2. Issues for The Practitioner in Drug Therapy
  3. Pharmacokinetic Basis of Therapeutics and Pharmacodynamic Principles
  4. Impact of Drug Interactions and Adverse Events on Therapeutics
  5. Principles of Pharmacotherapy in Children
  6. Principles of Pharmacotherapy in Pregnancy and Lactation
  7. Principles of Pharmacotherapy in Elderly Patients
  8. Principles of Pharmacotherapy in Pain Management
  9. Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy
  10. Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Unit I I: Pharmacotherapy for Skin Disorders

  11. Contact Dermatitis
  12. Fungal Infections of the Skin
  13. Viral Infections of the Skin
  14. Bacterial Infections of the Skin
  15. Psoriasis
  16. Acne Vulgaris and Rosacea

    Unit I II: Pharmacotherapy for Eye and Ear Disorders

  17. Ophthalmic Infections
  18. Otitis Media and Otitis Externa

    Unit I V: Pharmacotherapy for Cardiovascular Disorders

  19. Hypertension
  20. Hyperlipidemia
  21. Angina
  22. Heart Failure
  23. Dysrhythmias

    Unit V: Pharmacotherapy for Respiratory Disorders

  24. Upper Respiratory Infections
  25. Asthma
  26. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  27. Bronchitis and Pneumonia
  28. Tuberculosis

    Unit V I: Pharmacotherapy for Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders

  29. Nausea and Vomiting
  30. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Peptic Ulcer Disease
  31. Constipation, Diarrhea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  32. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  33. Parasitic Infections

    Unit V II: Pharmacotherapy for Genitourinary Tract Disorders

  34. Urinary Tract Infections
  35. Prostatic Disorders and Erectile Dysfunction
  36. Incontinence
  37. Sexually Transmitted Infections
  38. Vaginitis

    Unit V III: Pharmacotherapy for Musculoskeletal Disorders

  39. Ostoearthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  40. Osteoporosis
  41. Fibromyalgia

    Unit I X: Pharmacotherapy for Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorders

  42. Parkinson's Disease
  43. Headaches (formerly Migraines)
  44. Seizure Disorders
  45. Depressive Disorders
  46. Anxiety Disorders
  47. Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
  48. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  49. Alzheimer's Disease

    Unit X: Pharmacotherapy for Endocrine Disorders

  50. Diabetes Mellitus
  51. Thyroid Disorders

    Unit XI: Pharmacotherapy for Immune Disorders

  52. Allergies and Allergic Reactions
  53. Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  54. Opportunistic Infections in Immunocompromised Patients

    Unit XII: Pharmacotherapy for Hematologic and Oncologic Disorders

  55. Coagulation Disturbances
  56. Anemias
  57. Oncologic Disorder

    Unit XIII: Pharmacotherapy in Health Promotion

  58. Immunizations
  59. Smoking Cessations
  60. Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy
  61. Contraception
  62. Weight Loss

    Unit XIV: Integrative Approach to Patient Care

  63. The Economics of Pharmacotherapeutics
  64. Integrative Approaches to Pharmacotherapy - A look at Complex Cases
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  • Posted May 11, 2009

    Great Content, Poor quality binding

    This book is very useful, well organized, and contains just enough pathophysiology to explain the medication action. However my book, along with many of my classmate's books, fell apart halfway through the year. The binding was just too flimsy to handle regular use.

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